Try the World's Biggest Hotdog and More in Hahndorf

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

A number of Hahndorf experiences are putting the Hills village on the map for exclusive, one-of-a kind food tasting opportunities that you won’t find anywhere else in the world. 

Have you done the famous Hahndorf Hotdog Challenge?

What about trying Australia’s most expensive cheese?

These are some of the foodie experiences unique to Hahndorf – go ahead and tick them off your bucket list today:


German Hotdog at the Hahndorf Inn
Image via @HahndorfInn on Instagram

Hahndorf Inn’s Giant German Hotdog - $44.90

Okay, so we’ve done our research and we know that a more expensive hotdog came on the Melbourne scene this year for a little while and it got all the headlines for being the “most expensive” – but it was a once-off and you can’t get it anymore… Which means (drumroll) Hahndorf is definitely home to the longest and (probably) most expensive hotdog in Australia (if not, the world). At one-metre-long this hotdog isn’t for the faint-hearted, and has a cult following with visitors and locals alike. It features grilled bratwurst sausage in a crusty baguette served with sauerkraut, chips and German mustard. To step it up a level, you can take on the Hahnhdorf Hotdog Challenge – the 1m hotdog PLUS a 1L stein of Bavarian Hahndorf Inn Schloss Lager, for $68.90. The fastest completion time is at just over 11 minutes. Go on, we dare you.


King Saul at Udder Delights
Image via Udder Delights 

Australia’s most expensive blue vein at Udder Delights - $300/kg

The team at Udder Delights are the creators of Australia’s first raw milk blue vein cheese (which is also the world’s most expensive Blue Vein Cheese). The Udder Delights cheese, named 'King Saul', comes uniquely gift-boxed with its own individual number. And trust us – even people who usually wrinkle their nose at traditional blue vein will find this one a delight to eat. Best paired with a sip of port, slice of pear or in a croissant, we think it also makes the perfect very special occasion gift for the cheese-lover in your life.


Amedei Chuao Chocolate at Hahndorf Hill Winery's ChocoVino Experience
Image via Hahndorf Hill Winery 

Top 10 world’s most expensive chocolate: Chuao Chocolate at Hahndorf Hill Winery - $27/50gm bar, $3/5gm bar or taste as part of ChocoVino ‘Discover’ and ‘Tastes of the World’ experiences

One of the world’s most expensive chocolates – Amedei’s Chuao chocolate, derived from the Venezuelan cocoa bean, is on the menu at Hahndorf Hill Winery ChocoVino (wine and chocolate pairing). Amedei, the Tuscan chocolate maker, creates artisanal collections that blend the cacao with all natural ingredients and absolutely no preservatives. So when you try it, you’re tasting real, premium chocolate. We love the story behind it all too, from sourcing the bean by boat through a rainforest, to the drying out of the beans in front of the local church. Finish it off with a sip of the world’s purest water, because you can.

Ed’s note – The recent earthquake in Italy has impacted on the supply of this chocolate from the Tuscan Chocolatier for the moment, but the team at HHW are hopeful it will return to our shores before long.


Ligurian Honey at Beerenberg Farm
Image via Beerenberg Farm

Ligurian Honey (350ML) at Beerenberg farm shop - $99.00

It’s not the most expensive honey in the world (you can get that in Turkey at 5,000 Euros/KG), but we think the SA-grown, Limited Edition Ligurian Honey stocked at the Beerenberg Farm Shop is pretty darn exclusive. The honey is made in the pristine Kangaroo Island, home to the purest strain of Ligurian bees in the world. The honey is cold-extracted and unfiltered – so you can enjoy it in its most natural, crystallised form, free from filtering and heat-treatment like most other products on the market. Only 2,000 jars are available, with each one delicately extracted by hand and coming in a beautiful gift-box with a Certificate of Authenticity personally signed by both the apiarist and the owner of Beerenberg farm.


Whatever your taste, you’ll find it bigger, better and more flavoursome in Hahndorf, the heart of the Adelaide Hills tourist region. 

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